Nokia forces HTC to redesign some of their smartphones

imageWe reported recently on Nokia’s string of patent infringement wins against HTC, noting that it seemed time for HTC to take out a royalty bearing license, just like Apple did 3 years ago.

It seems HTC has decided to go a harder route, and in a filing at the Taiwan Stock Exchange on Saturday said:

“We are investigating modifications for our handsets to remove this redundant technology.”

HTC anticipates the change will cause minimal disruption to their customers.

Of course the real problem with trying to design around Nokia’s patents is the depth of Nokia’s portfolio, making it rather likely something else will pop up that HTC is infringing on.

Our message to HTC – you might as well pay the piper.

Via ZDNet.com, thanks Tom for the tip.